Argentinian

Gala Gordon

by stlucas on August 25, 2017

Birth Name: Gala Eugenie Gordon

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 1991

Ethnicity:
*Argentinian (father)
*English (mother)

Gala Gordon is a British model and actress.

Gala is the daughter of Patricia (Gordon) and Xavier Botana. Gala’s father is Argentinian. Gala was raised in Notting Hill, London.

Sources: http://www.standard.co.uk

Birth record of Gala Gordon – http://www.familysearch.org

Photo by Prphotos.com

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Elena Furiase

by madman on August 9, 2017

Elena Furiase – 29th Annual Goya Awards – Arrivals – Centro de Congresos Principe Felipe – Madrid, Spain – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Elena Dolores Furiase González

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: March 9, 1988

Ethnicity:
*Italian-Argentinian (father)
*Romani, Spanish (mother)

Elena Furiase is a Spanish actress. She is the daughter of actress and singer Lolita Flores (María Dolores González Flores) and producer and entrepreneur Guillermo Furiase. Her father is Argentinian, and has Italian ancestry. Her mother, who is Spanish, is of Romani and Spanish descent.

Her maternal uncle, Antonio Flores, was a singer and actor, her maternal aunt, Rosario Flores, is a two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning singer and actress, and her maternal great-aunt, Carmen Flores, was also a singer. Carmen was the mother of football player and coach Quique Sánchez Flores.

When asked to what degree she is of Argentinian and Romani ancestry, Elena stated:

Half, half. My Argentinian family is descended from Italian immigrants. From them I got the family protection, the taste for meat and pasta. The Romani part is in the art, I enjoy rumba and flamenco, my family, and the little things. I love Latin America and feel happy there.

A picture of Elena’s mother’s family can be seen here.

Elena’s maternal grandfather was Antonio González (born Antonio González Batista, the son of Antonio González and Antonia Batista), a dancer, musician, and composer, also known as El Pescaílla. Elena’s grandfather Antonio was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, and was Romani.

Elena’s maternal grandmother was Lola Flores (born María Dolores Flores Ruiz, the daughter of Pedro Flores Pinto and Rosario Ruiz Rodriguez), an actress, singer, and dancer. Lola was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, of Spanish ancestry. Lola is sometimes said to have Romani ancestry through her maternal grandfather, often cited as Manuel. It is not clear if this is accurate. She is also described as being of only Spanish descent.

Sources: Information about Elena’s maternal grandmother, Lola Flores – http://www.diezminutos.es
https://www.buscabiografias.com
http://www.libertaddigital.com
https://books.google.se
http://www.eltiempo.com
http://www.rtve.es

Obituary of Elena’s maternal grandmother, Lola Flores – http://www.eltiempo.com

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Ben Cura

by madman on July 24, 2017

Birth Name: José Ben Cura

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: September 30, 1988

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Lebanese, Spanish, Basque, Italian, possibly other)

Ben Cura is an Argentinian and British actor. He is the son of Silvia Ibarra and José Cura, a singer, conductor, director, scenographer, and photographer. His father is of one half Lebanese, one quarter Italian, and one quarter Spanish, descent. Some of his father’s roots are in Santo Stefano Belbo, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.

Ben’s patrilineal ancestors were Chalita el-Khoury, who was born, c. 1874, in Knet, and his wife, Theresa bou-Saada, who was born, c. 1881, in Zghorta, both in Lebanon. The surname was later changed to Cura.

Ben’s paternal grandparents were Oscar Cura and Olga Gómez.

Sources: Genealogy of Ben Cura – https://www.myheritage.se

http://www.independent.co.uk
https://www.onefineart.com

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Pimpinela

by Manila on July 12, 2017

Birth Names: (in birth order)
*Joaquín Roberto Galán
*María Graciela Galán

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dates of Birth:
*21 July, 1953 (Joaquín)
*23 May, 1961 (Lucía)

Ethnicity: Spanish (Asturian and Leónese)

Pimpinela are an Argentine pop duo, consisting of siblings Joaquín and Lucía Galán.

Pimpinela’s parents, Joaquín Galán and María Engracia Cuervo Álvarez, are Spanish emigrants, from Asturias and León, respectively.

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Juliana Awada

by Manila on July 9, 2017

First Lady of Argentina Juliana Awada – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: April 3, 1974

Ethnicity:
*Lebanese Arab (father)
*Syrian Arab (mother)

Juliana Awada is an Argentine businessperson. She has served as the First Lady of Argentina, since December 10, 2015, as the wife of Mauricio Macri, who is the President of Argentina.

Juliana’s father, Ibrahim/Abraham Awada, an entrepreneur, is a Lebanese Muslim, from Baalbek, Baalbek-Hermel, who moved to Argentina with his family when he was three. Juliana’s mother, Elsa Esther “Pomi” Baker, is of Syrian descent. Her brother is actor Alejandro Awada.

Juliana two daughters, one with Mauricio, and one with her former partner, Belgian aristocrat Bruno Laurent Barbier.

Juliana’s maternal grandparents had the surnames Baker and Yessi.

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